Monday, the 33rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 8:30pm when school is in session
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Agnes of Assisi
Readings for today’s Mass
In this gospel, Jesus offers a lesson on the need for us to pray always lest we grow weary. He couches the lesson within a parable of a widow seeking justice; she simply wants what is due her. For a long time, while the judge pays her no attention, the widow does not grow weary. The judge does not suggest she is in error and has no case, for in the end, due to her persistence, he renders to her a just decision. He gives her what he knows she has a right to.
With all the injustice of our day, we too need to pray always lest we grow weary. Endless causes seek justice for those who lack basic human needs - food, shelter, a peaceful life. Hunger, poverty, war and violence are everywhere. When we see little change from one generation to another, it seems it would be easy to grow weary and throw in the towel.
With the parable of the widow seeking justice, we are reminded to be persistent in our pursuit of justice. Giving up the fight is no response to injustice. Jesus also reminds us of the power of prayer to keep us strong in the struggle. Pray always. Trust in the God to bring justice into our world. Pray always that the Lord, and we, will indeed hear the cry of the poor.